Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Video offers a sentimental look at Rome's closing Kmart. Local runoff results: two incumbents fall. Plus: Convention updates. Remembering Judy Sims. Cooler but still 100-degree heat index. Community updates.

Where the news is much more than agendas and arrests:

Ware Mechanical's forecast:

  • Low 90s but expect another heat index of at least 100 degrees. Weather

Today's first headlines:

  • Business: A 28-minute video, more of a moving collage of images and memories than anything else, serves as an emotional farewell to East Rome's Kmart. Final days
  • Judy Sims, longtime educator and Rome School Board member, has died at age 69. In appreciation
  • Politics: Incumbent commissioner out in Polk; chief magistrate defeated in Gordon. Barto: Healthy lead for Bryson. Plus: Democratic National Convention updates. Politics
  • Scaffolding coming down around entrance to Rome's City Hall today. Downtown
  • Education: Georgia Milestones scores are out; links take you to expanded results for each local school. Education
  • Education: Back to school round-up: Sales Tax Holiday is Saturday, Sunday. Some safety advice from Ready Georgia. And when those first bells ring. Back to school
  • Harbin Clinic unveils the 2016 Faces of Hope today from noon-1:30 p.m. Hope
  • Dr. Jason Harrison Joins Harbin Clinic Neurosurgery. Health
  • Buzz: ECO Center offers a closer look at ... snakes. Floyd Board of Education meets Tuesday. Road work in Polk County. Buzz
  • Public Health restaurant inspection scores.  Dining
  • Remembering Mrs. Florence Deanne 'Boots' Cook. Obituaries
  • Area arrest reports brought to you by Dr. Miniyar's Pediatrics. CrimeWatch
  • Chattahoochee Technical offers two free Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events on Saturday in Acworth.  Safety

Also today:

Chick-fil-A Dwarf House Sports Report

  • Registration begins for Tillman 5K, walk on Aug. 20.
  • Parks & rec posts fall sports sign-up.
  • Rome Braves win 6-5 over the West Virginia Power Tuesday afternoon.
  • Next: Off today. At Greenville Thursday-Sunday.
  • Mills Fitzner's Rome Braves' home game photo gallery.
  • Atlanta Braves: At Minnesota Twins today.
  • Links to high school football schedules. Latest check on workouts.

Hometown Headlines Radio Edition, 7-9 a.m., WRGA 98.7 FM.

  • At 7:40 a.m.:  Wendy Davis, a super delegate to this week's Democratic National Convention, on what to expect later today.
  • At 8:10 a.m.: Scotty Hancock on continued preparations for Aug. 20's Rome Celebrity Dance Challenge.

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